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Best VMS / VSaaS For Home Use With Good Smartphone Alerts

Hello, 

 

I recently purchased 2 Hikvision cameras [DS-2CD2H85FWD-IZS & DS-2DE4A425IW-DE ] for replacing a few nest cameras at my home residence (note Nest cameras aren't that great for outdoor use). 

My primary purpose of replacing these cameras is that they really didn't do great for any sort of identification without optimal conditions (very sunny , subject moving slowly, close proximity to camera). 

 

My current issue is that now I am trying to determine a good VMS or VSaaS system to use with these cameras that also has a good smartphone component for alerts (Google Pixel running android in my case).

 

I have not considered the default provider Hikvision VMS4200/4500 or a Hikvision NVR as I don't want my cameras to be easily susceptible to being compromised and becoming part of a botnet or ect. 

 

So far my research has led me to the following products as possible candidates:

1. DW Spectrum IPVMS

2. Milestone XProtect

3. Ivideon

 

Does anyone have any experience with these products listed above and how well they fair for home use along with getting push notifications via a smartphone app? 

 

Thanks for any assistance given on this matter. I am new to IPVM (just joined this week) so I am still researching and learning a lot (wish I had joined before my camera purchase lol). 

 

 

 

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*******,

 

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*** *** **** *** pricing **** ** ********.***/****? I'd ** ********** ** that *** **** *** also.

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